FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silver Airways took to the beaches this weekend to build awareness of the need to care for beaches and marine life. While picking up trash on South Florida beaches, members of Silver Airways' Green Team also had the opportunity to help educate local and visiting beach goers about the importance of caring for our natural resources.
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"Beach cleanups are one of the many ways our Silver Airways Green Team is building awareness and taking action in giving back to the communities we serve, and we strive to inspire others to do the same," said Silver Airways President and CEO Dave Pflieger. "Our Green Team had the opportunity to speak to a variety of beach goers this weekend. Some thanked us for our efforts, it made others think about the negative impacts of discarding their trash on our beautiful beaches, and some even joined us in our efforts as we walked the beach picking up trash."
For this weekend's project, Silver Green Team members joined forces to participate in the Keep Hollywood Beautiful Beach Sweep.
Whether you live in South Florida or are a visitor, our beaches are an essential resource. Unfortunately, trash poses a serious threat to our beaches and the marine life that call it home. There is a real need to keep our beaches clean and protect this natural resource and the ocean life habitats for sea turtles, birds and other marine life.
Look for more information coming soon to silverairways.com on ocean conservancy and what Silver is doing to protect our precious environmental resources, as well as other initiatives to give back to the communities it serves. "In addition to caring for our environment, our giving initiatives focus on children's education, and health and wellness initiatives," added Pflieger.
Individuals or groups interested in joining in future Keep Hollywood Beautiful Beach Sweeps, which take place on the second Saturday of the every month, may visit Keep Hollywood Beautiful for details.
About Silver Airways
Silver Airways Corp. (IATA: 3M) is a U.S. owned and operated airline operating approximately 170 daily scheduled flights to/from 38 destinations in Florida, the Bahamas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. Silver offers flights between more Florida cities than any other airline and more flights between Florida and the Bahamas than any other U.S. airline, and has valued partnership and codeshare agreements with United Airlines and interline agreements with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, US Airways, Bahamasair, Hahn Air, and All Nippon Airways.
Silver is a 2013 two-time award winner, having been recognized by its industry and the traveling public. In February 2013, it was named the recipient of Air Transport World's (ATW) 2013 Regional Airline of the Year Award, the first U.S. airline to win regional aviation's top honor since 2008. This award recognized Silver's outstanding achievements, as well as the company's contributions toward elevating the entire regional aviation industry overall. In October 2013, Silver was named one of the Top 10 "Best U.S. Airlines" in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler's 26th annual 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.
The Silver fleet is comprised of 28 Saab 340B Plus aircraft (with a capacity of 34 passengers), each powered by highly reliable, fuel-efficient GE jet-turbine propeller engines. The airline also operates a small number of Beechcraft 1900D aircraft (maximum seating capacity of 19 passengers) in the airline's Cleveland network.
Silver Airways is privately owned by Victory Park Capital, a Chicago-based investment firm that launched the airline in May 2011.
Visit Silver Airways at www.silverairways.com.
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